View Full Version : Wal Mart-Winchester slug deal?
November 4, 2001, 06:06 PM
Seemed like a pretty fair deal anyway. 15 pack for $5.47. 1oz-1600 fps. Got 4 packs today for slug games. :)
November 4, 2001, 06:31 PM
My WalMart, for reasons unknown, carries zero 12 gauge slugs!
So I ordered some S&B slugs.
November 4, 2001, 06:48 PM
I guess maybe I should go clean 'em out tomorrow, since this figures less than $2.00 p/box. $1.80 to be exact.
Headsup folks. :)
November 4, 2001, 08:42 PM
I just bought a box and another of Federals I will check these out at the range next week.
November 5, 2001, 11:47 AM
Chuck, we'll be looking forward to your report.
November 8, 2001, 11:07 PM
Picked up a couple of boxes of the slugs in question from Walmart last week. The bored clerk at the counter did not seem to understand why I laughed at his question "are these going to be used in a handgun?". I finally got to test them out Monday.
The targets used were a triage of expired Macintosh SE's, and an old 20" television that refused to play any sound or show a picture. Also available were 2 cases (24 total) of Sam's Choice carbonated beverage (diet, not as sticky), and 4 depleted and 2 full mini propane cylinders, I believe they held 2 pounds of propane.
Delivery vehicle was a Remington 11-87 SP 20" rifle sighted 12 ga shotgun with Speedfeed pistolgrip stocks and modified choke.
Macintosh targets were placed at 15. 25, and 40 yards, with a depleted cylinder atop each one. TV was placed at 60 yards, also with a depleted cylinder on top.
Firing began at the depleted cylinders. Each fell with a satisfying ring with one shot apiece except for the 60 yard. 5 successive shots from me failed to bring it down. Disgusted by the slug's accuracy or lack therof, I handed the shotgun to my lady freind to reload, however she surprised be by taking the initiative to take aim at the last cylinder and bring it down with one shot. additional shots fired by her exploded pop cans at various ranges from 10 to 60 yards. Logically this leads me to conclude I found a deviant batch of slugs in the box.
The TV and the computer monitors exploded (or is it imploded?) quite nicely. The slugs passed completely through each one leaving 1 inch holes. follow up shots ripped the circuit boards, power supply, and hard drives completely to hell and did not appear the least bit hindered by the harder components.
After the first batch of targets had been dispatched, we set the full propane cylinders at 60 yards. There was some doubt as to whether the 1 oz slug would be able to penetrate the steel skin of the propane cylinders with the pressure of the liquified propane underneath. This notion was dispelled when the a slug fired from my shooting partner (who seemed to have better luck with the shooting than I) did penetrate the cylinder spraying a cloud of stinking propane. Not wanting to inhale this foul cloud again we fired up and deployed a road flare by the second tank. The resulting flame cloud when the second tank was pieced made our can clean up much easier, blowing nearly all the lighter cardboard/milk jug debris and empty shredded pop cans toward us from the latter half of the range (reminder, always wear eye protection). The second cylinder was not recovered. Someone in our party reported seeing it spiraling skyward but lost it when shielding thier head from incoming shredded aluminum cans, an action I did not blame them for.
Cleanup was facilitated by the small gaggle of spectators we drew and the aforementioned propane explosion. Conclusion: these slugs are suitable enough for blasting purposes, definitely worth the price I paid.
November 8, 2001, 11:26 PM
after reading the initial post i happened by the local w-mart
and found exactly TWO boxes left!! anyone else here from san clemente ca??
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